I wonder how many Day 1 posts I am going to write on this blog… but today is DAY 1 back on the Dukan Diet. ;)
Yesterday I half-followed the diet since I only decided 100% that I was going to give it my all starting today about halfway through the day… I guess I lost a big chunk of water weight since I lost almost 5lbs!
Start Weight (yesterday): 180.2lbs
Todays Weight: 175.6lbs
I love that initial super-weight drop rush.
Very happy about that.
I was so happy, and confident, that I tried on a pair of skinny jeggings I had been avoiding since the weight gain… they fit. Today I am strutting around in them and although I know they don’t look NEARLY as good on me as they did 3 weeks ago, I’m still happy.
And you know what, they will look smoking hot on me again… so no worries.
So, two things I am doing differently this time around:
Not Anticipating Any Cheat Meals
While I was trying to get back on track during the past 3 weeks I thought to myself, well I’ll get back on Dukan, but I’m cheating for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a couple treats here and there with friends of family. I had the dates set in my head.
But then what would happen is I would justify random cheating to myself (a dinner here, an outing here) because I thought to myself… well I’m not REAAALLY following Dukan since I’m allowing cheat meals (not Celebration… cheat. Since I was on Cruise and not Consolidation, anyways…)
So I would cheat randomly… meaning every day whenever a craving popped up.
But this time around I know I wont cheat, not even a bite. I am not thinking, well I’ll cheat Christmas… NO! I don’t need to, I know it will only derail my efforts and honestly, Thanksgiving was yummy… but I could have survived eating Dukan-friendly alternatives. 100%. Now that I have gone through it I know I wasn’t really missing much. Man, I’m such a baby.
Not Overdoing the Exercise
Exhaustion is something I have really suffered with throughout Dukan, as long-time readers will know. My energy just plummets on PP days.
During that last month of following the Dukan Diet very strictly I was doing 90 minutes of cardio (the dreaded stairs) almost every day ontop of (trying) to do 2 hours of weight training.
This is not something I will be doing this time. I want to lose enough fat through diet that I feel comfortable actually going in the gym again, and then I want to do muscle training but I wont overdo it with 6 days a week. I think I want to train heavy, but go only every second day and no stress. If I miss a day it’s not the end of the world. J
But for now, taking it incredibly slow and focusing on my dieting and eating healthy, curbing cravings and dropping that weight!
Thank you so much for the overwhelming support you guys. I lost 5lbs my first (half)-day following the Dukan Diet again, please keep the support going as I eat through the 30lbs I gained and move onto keeping this weight off for life.
Any recipes you want to share? How have your diets been going? It’s hard getting back to things once you have fallen off the wagon, isn’t it? But take it slow, one day at a time. Don’t overdo it like I did in August-September. :S That was a big mistake.
Above all else keep with the good habits, make great choices.
Today will be my first day with absolutely no cheating in 3 weeks. Ooooh Lordy. So far so good. J
See you tomorrow!